International Critical Pedagogy Conference – July 2016

On the 11th July 2016,  Professor Sue Dyson of The Centre for Critical Research in Nursing and Midwifery Education (CCRNM) Middlesex University, and Dr. Margaret Volante of Middlesex University co-hosted the Critical Pedagogy Conference at Hendon Hall, London (AGENDA for Exploring Critical Pedagogy for Nursing and Midwifery Education).

The event featured guest speakers from the UK and Australia and was attended by an international audience of nurses, nurse educators and nurse researchers.

Presentations given included ‘Perspectives on Critical Pedagogy and Work-Based Learning’  by Dr. Margaret Volante of Middlesex University  and a presentation Stars, Solutions and Stories by Margaret McAllister, Professor of Nursing at Central Queensland University, in Noosa, Australia.  Professor Sue Dyson’s paper ‘Perspectives on Critical Pedagogy in Undergraduate Nursing Programmes‘ was circulated to attendees.

Attendees were active participants in the event, as breakout groups produced many interesting ideas about what a nursing curriculum which included critical pedagogy would look like. A summary of the small group discussions will be posted here in the near future.

The Conference was very successful,  generating new insights and underlining the increasing relevance of critical pedagogy to nurse education, and identifying some of the work needed to make critical pedagogy a central part of nurse education curricula around the world.  CCRNM is building on this success  by developing a network to collaborate on research around critical pedagogy in nurse education. If you are interested in finding out more please contact Professor Sue Dyson.

Some further reading regarding critical pedagogy in Nurse Education

Josephson, J.,’ Critically Reflexive Theory: A Proposal for Nursing Education’.  Advances in Nursing
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 594360, 7 pages.

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